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Eastern purple bladderwort
Utricularia purpurea
Lentibulariaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Submerged or floating aquatic wildflower.
Dimensions:
N/A; submerged or floating aquatic.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and central North America south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; West Indies, Mexico and Central America.
Habitats:
Swamps and marshes.
Soils:
Wet, poorly-drained to permanantly innundated calcareous or organic soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Purple.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton